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February 11, 2021 | Lucy Penn

Press Release: DC Thomson Media Upgrade to PageSuite’s Latest Edition Platform

One of PageSuite’s longest-standing clients has recently rolled out upgrades across their newspaper titles.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11:02:21, Kent, UK; DC Thomson Media titles including The Press and Journal, The Courier, Evening Express, Evening Telegraph and The Sunday Post are now available to view on PageSuite’s latest Edition platform. Readers are now presented with a consistent viewing experience across all platforms thanks to PageSuite’s PWA (progressive web app) and Native App offering. Delivering a familiar experience across both platforms is key, so that readers can benefit from the same features and a consistent user interface.

There’s a separate app for each brand and some feature an ‘edition selector’ which prompts readers to select their local edition as they open the app. This choice is then stored for the user so that the local edition is loaded each time. Each app also has supplements broken out into a separate area so that they can be easily accessed and includes interactive puzzles to help drive engagement. The puzzles are driven by market leaders Puzzler Media and are available to play offline.

Articles, pages of the print edition and interactive puzzles can all be bookmarked and saved in a “My Content” area for the user to read or play later, along with any downloads of the full print edition. A centralised search function allows users to find articles from the full archive of both the main paper and the supplements.

PageSuite’s Edition platform includes an integration with Firebase so that DC Thomson Media can fully utilise push notifications and take advantage of enhanced analytics. The Article View feature is also available across the web and mobile, meaning readers can benefit from an enhanced ePaper viewing experience which is optimised for all devices.

Alan McCabe, Head of Product at DC Thomson Media, said, “Our ePaper products are more popular than ever and these enhancements are a direct result of feedback and insight from our growing customer base. Interactive puzzles from our colleagues at Puzzler Media, clearer navigation and new article view functionality are among the changes which have helped create a consistent and more engaging experience for all customers across web and app.”

The PWA can be viewed via the browser across all platforms and the native apps are available across iOS and Android.

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About PageSuite
PageSuite is a leading web, mobile and tablet digital publishing company that provides strategic solutions for future-focused publishers. Their speciality lies in working directly with newspaper and magazine publishers to help them deliver engaging content through multiple channels, cutting print and distribution costs and enhancing the end-user experience.

For further information, please contact:
Lucy Penn, Marketing Director, PageSuite
lucy.penn@pagesuite.co.uk, (+44) 01233 721030

About DC Thomson Media
DC Thomson Media is one of the UK’s leading media creators, whose brands have been at the heart of everyday life for generations.
We’re passionate about delivering fulfilling, inspiring and relevant content that enhances the experiences of our consumers.
Our diverse brand campaigns stimulate the imagination, producing dynamic content, products and experiences that really deliver.
DC Thomson Media – Inspiring people. Creating the future.

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